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The lucky Gareth Bale girlfriend is none other than Emma Rhys-Jones, and the two are actually childhood sweethearts. The Wales player has taken to stardom during the Euro 2016 championship, but the father of two truly shines when he’s off the field. There are two Gareth Bale kids and they consist of the Gareth Bale daughter Nava Valentina (Nava Bale) and her sister Alba Viola (Alba Bale). As the family tries to maintain as normal a life as possible, Gareth Bale photos on his Instagram account are largely of him and his football buddies as opposed to pics of his family. One thing is for sure: when the family heads out, eyes are definitely watching!

Aside from his soccer success, here are four facts you need to know about Gareth Bale, the Gareth Bale family, and his soccer success.

About the Portugal vs. Wales Match

The current match between Portugal vs. Wales has everyone biting their nails. In past matches, Portugal has overtaken Wales twice (friendly in 2000 and a friendly in 1949), so it could be time for Wales to make a comeback. All eyes will definitely be on Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale as these two soccer superstars battle it out. Furthermore, back when Gareth Bale was transferred from Tottenham to Real Madrid, he set a record for transfer fees at $112 million higher than Ronaldo!

One thing is for sure: Emma Rhys-Jones, the Gareth Bale wife—as she may as well be referred to even though the pair is unwed—will be there for support to watch her partner attempt to take his team right to the finals.

Gareth Bale has grown so much in popularity that he is actually the number one searched soccer player during the Euro 2016!

Gareth Bale Family Life

As mentioned, Gareth Bale and Emma Rhys-Jones were childhood sweethearts. Although Gareth Bale’s star continues to rise, Emma Rhys-Jones likes to remain more private along with the two Gareth Bale children. For that reason, there likely won’t be much found if you type in “Emma Rhys-Jones photos” into a Google search.

Emma Rhys-Jones has her own personal struggles to deal with as her father faces 10 years in prison for fraud.

When Emma Rhys-Jones was pregnant with Alba Bale, pics surfaced of Gareth Bale nestling the baby bump, and who can deny that cuteness overload?

Bale Is Helping Wales Reach Victory

The last time Wales was seen in the quarterfinals was back in the 1958 World Cup. Bale has very much helped Wales reach their new success this time around during the 2016 Euro cup.

Originally, the plan was to have Bale play for England, but his parents were adamant on having him play for Wales.

His agent, Jonathan Barnett, explained that a move to play for Wales has cost Bale millions of pounds; however, since Wales is having a longer run than England during the recent Euro cup, he has since changed his mind.

He’s the Fastest Player In the World

Gareth Bale may have a need for speed because he was deemed the fastest player in the world with speeds up to 23 mph with the ball at his feet. Even at the age of 14, he managed to run 100 meters in 11.4 seconds! Try not to blink during the Portugal vs. Wales match as you may very well miss him!